Obituary for Shelby Epperson

Ponca City Now - August 1, 2022 2:06 pm

Shelby Charles Epperson

July 8, 1941 – July 28, 2022

Shelby Charles Epperson, 81, formerly of Ponca City, OK, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 peacefully at home with family. Visitation for Shelby is Tuesday, August 2th, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 3, at 2:00 PM at Faith Tabernacle Church, 501 S. 5th Street with Rev. Don Stanton officiating. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 1:45 PM. Burial to follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Shelby was born in Ponca City and was one of eight children born to Shelby Kay Epperson and Doris Ormand Epperson. Shelby served in the United States Navy and then graduated from Northern Oklahoma College. Shelby worked over 40 years in the car business in Ponca City. He owned Shelby’s Used Cars and also worked for Jack Bowker Ford, Charlie Cannon Chevrolet and Pemberton Chevrolet. He also owned real estate rental properties in Ponca City for a number of years.

Shelby met the love of his life Joyce Marie Neely of Ponca City, OK and they were married in 1966 at Faith Tabernacle Church. Shelby and Joyce raised two sons, Charlie and Danny in Ponca City. Shelby was a devoted husband and father that dearly loved this family. He loved to attend all the boys sporting events and never missed them. He was a man of many talents including being a watchmaker. Shelby enjoyed many other hobbies including stamps, coins and books. Joyce and the boys meant everything to him and it was evident. Shelby later became a Grandpa and the grandkids called him PampPa and Poppy. He was an awesome Grandpa. Family is what he truly treasured.

Shelby is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Epperson of the home, son, Charlie and wife Connie of Springfield, MO, son, Danny and wife Michelle of Republic, MO, grandchildren Emily (husband Jason), Ryan, Ashlyn and Mia, great grand-son Landon, brother Richard Epperson and wife Peggy of Ponca City and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Shelby was preceded in death by his father, Shelby Kay Epperson, mother, Doris Ormand Epperson, sister, Lora, brother, Homer, sister, Doris, brother, David, brother, Steve and brother, Bobby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Tabernacle, 501 S. 5th St., Ponca City, OK 74601. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK, 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home